A teenage Libya returnee has explained how 18 Arab men slept with her in a single night. Hundreds of Nigerian citizens stranded in Libya, mostly from Edo State, have been returning to the state recently. The 19-year-old girl, who did not want her name mentioned, is among the returnees in a camp in Edo State.
She said told New Telegraph that attempting to go to Europe through Libya was the worst kind of experience anyone could have.
The young girl from Benin said she was persuaded by her friend to make the perilous trip, and that her friend died in the process.
She said, “I left Nigeria in early 2017 with the help of one lady who claimed to have been sponsoring people abroad. I don’t also want to reveal her name, but she is currently in one country in Europe. “I cannot also say how long she has been in the business. She told me she was taking us to Germany, but we ended up in Libya. I spent so much.
“I do not really like recalling the whole trauma, I’m just happy that I came back home to meet my family and friends. “I was learning a trade before I embarked on this journey through the persuasion of my female friend.
“When we left Benin in March this year, I did not tell my parents, I only told one of my brothers that I would be travelling to Lagos with my friend to see one lady who promised to assist me to get some money to start my business when I’m through learning the trade.
“On getting to Lagos, I met a lot of girls from Edo, Delta and Rivers states. “We stayed in Lagos for three days before taking off to Kano and from there we commenced the journey to Libya.
“It was a bitter experience; I will not advise anybody I know to engage in such a hazardous trip. It is a journey of the survival of the fittest; on the way a lot of strange things happened which everybody knows about. “In Libya we were treated like slaves, taken to an unknown place where our sufferings continue.
“The lady that took us there handed us over to some group of very wicked human beings; she kept telling us that we would soon cross over to Italy. “The worst thing that happened to me was the day I slept with 18 men in a single night, it was an experience I can never forget in life.
“In fact, Arabs are the most evil set of human beings on earth. After they used me, I was paid N15, 000 and my so-called sponsor took N10, 000 from it and gave me N5, 000. They gave me one type of drug before we started the business.
“You cannot cry, you cannot raise the alarm when you are locked up in a dark room. I thank God for my life, I never thought that I would live to see December.
“So many people are still there with no hope of leaving, and some of them are taken to unknown destinations. I want to thank our state government for coming to our rescue. Unfortunately, the girl I travelled with died. Nobody is talking about her.”